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Advocacy in Action

2 months ago

Hello from All Access EKY! As a partnership between Appalshop and Power to Decide, we have been busy advocating for contraceptive health and education throughout Eastern Kentucky. 

Did you know we can help host an event in your community? Fill out our form here! Recently, two of our board members did just that. Joanne Brown, DNP, WHNP-C, FNP-C, from UK College of Nursing, and Alecia Fields, D.O., FACOG, OB/GYN, at Women’s Care of Lake Cumberland, facilitated an in-person workshop on contraceptive updates and evidence-based uses with the University of Kentucky Student Health Services staff. During this session our presenters reviewed current methods of contraception, including off-label use and IUDs as emergency contraception. Participants also learned more about the newer FDA approved birth control methods on the market. This was an extremely successful event with 22 providers attending! 

Did you know you can be an advocate for contraceptive access? Community members can learn about advocating for contraceptive access in their communities in our new online training! This free, interactive training takes 45–60 minutes and includes an overview of barriers to and policy solutions for increasing contraceptive access on a local, state, and national level, case studies from Kentucky, and tools for effective advocacy. Register here!

Back in November, we announced the launch of our 2023 annual fundraising campaign with a goal of $150K! Our annual letter should have already hit your mailbox or will be arriving in the coming days. You may either complete the remittance envelope included in our mailer and return it to PO Box 1325 Whitesburg, KY 41858 or you can always donate online at

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